Guided Tours Venice

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Travel comfortably without queues, buy tickets online beforehand:


Of course, in a city like Venice with millions of tourists per year, there are a large number of providers of guided tours, city walks and city tours. In this article we have summarized 10 offers with good reviews. You can book these top 10 tours online in advance. Many other very interesting offers can be found on the great website Getyourguide.

1. City tour Venice in the morning at 9 am

A very popular city tour with good and competent city guides takes place in the early morning (duration about 90 minutes). The main focus of this tour is not only the big sights of the lagoon city, but also small, hidden attractions. All participants get headphones to understand the city guide. The good guides get always best ratings. This morning tour is available in different languages, including English. >>> Getyourguide offers more information and online tickets

Canal Grande with Rialto Bridge

2, Guided tour through the famous Doge's Palace Venice

The Doge's Palace is the former power centre of Venice and in our opinion the most interesting sight in Venice. Guided tours through the Doge's Palace are useful and very popular. Those who book this tour in the internet have also solved another problem. The queues at the entrance of the Doge's Palace are often hours long. During this guided tour of the Doge's Palace, you meet the guide in front of the palace on St. Mark's Square and you dont have to queue. >>> Prices, Dates and Online Tickets

The Doge's Palace

3. Guided tour through St. Mark's Cathedral Venice

Beside the Doge's Palace the St. Mark's Church (also St. Mark's Cathedral, St. Mark's Basilica) is the other big sight at St. Mark's Square. St Mark's Basilica is one of the top 10 churches in the world. Those who book a tour of the church will learn much more about the cathedral. In addition, one can often avoid very long waiting times during the tour. Often the queues at St. Mark's Church are even longer than at the Doge's Palace. >>> Prices, Dates and Online Tickets

Famous art above the entrance of St. Mark's Cathedral

4. Guided tour through Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Venice

Most tourists want to visit both large buildings at St. Mark's Square. Therefore, guided tours through church and palace are booked as a combination. On this tour there are guided tours through both buildings and admission without queuing. >>> Prices, Dates and Online Tickets

5. City tour and gondola ride in Venice

A classic in Venice is a ride in a gondola. These are often very expensive. On this city tour a gondola ride is already included. In addition, there is a very good city tour (duration 2 hours) at an attractive price. >>> Prices, Dates and Online Tickets

6. Tour Venice with focus on food, drink and market

Hardly any other sightseeing tour is so highly rated by participants. You go to 7 different restaurants, everywhere one can try something interesting. In addition there is a lot of information about food and drinks. Also a visit of the famous Rialto market including fish market is included. Duration of the tour about food and drink: about 4 hours. >>> Prices, Dates and Online Tickets

7. Venice Market and Street Food Tour

Also on this tour it is all about eating and drinking. It is somewhat shorter than the tour suggested above (2.5 hours). You can also visit the Rialto-Market and 6 typical bars and restaurants where you can get a snack (including the famous Venetian tiramisu). Very well done city walk in Venice with very good guides.  >>> Prices, Dates and Online Tickets

Better buy tickets for Venice online

In Venice, the queues are often long, some sellers do not speak English. Ticket machines are difficult to use for foreigners. Therefore, we recommend to buy some tickets in advance on the Internet e.g. on the well-known website Getyourguide:

1. Tickets for the local ferries (water buses, vaporetto): daily tickets, weekly tickets, etc.: Click here

2. Tickets for the airport bus: Venice Marco Polo Airport: Click here    

3. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's church (the main sights): Click here

4. Great und cheap trip to 3 islands around Venice: Click here

8. Island tour 3 islands for only 20 Euro

This is an extremely cheap possibility to get to know 3 worth seeing islands in the lagoon of Venice in one day. Departure is in the old town of Venice in San Marco. First it goes to the island of the glass Murano. Then it goes on to the island of the colorful houses Burano and to Torcello. On Torcello is the oldest church of Venice. You don't have too long time on every island (about 45 minutes each). But this is enough to get an overview. On the ship you are informed about the next stop. You discover the 3 islands on your own. Very favorable is the price of this ship tour. The boat trip to the 3 islands around Venice costs only 20 euros, no more than a day ticket for the public transport in the expensive Venice. We also find the selection if islands good. As far as we know, this round trip takes place daily and is very often booked. >>> More info and online booking

Directions to Murano Island

9. Night Tour: Legends and Spirits in Vendig

This tour after dark has an exciting theme, but it is very informative and well done. This tour goes through the northern part of the old town Cannaregio, the most densely populated part of Venice. The guide tells many stories and legends from past times and shows the participants interesting, hidden places. You get to know a completely different Venice, dark and full of secrets. One of our absolute recommendations. >>> More info and online booking

Venice at night

10. Longer city tour with Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Church

Last but not least, a long, detailed city tour (duration approx. 3.5 hours) through the tourist heart of Venice. This tour focuses on the highlights of the city such as St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Church and the Doge's Palace. Meeting point is directly on the St Marks Square. This tour is available in German, English, Spanish, French and of course Italian. At St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace the participants of this city tour don't have to queue at the cash desk, but pass the queue with the guide. >>> More info and online booking

Many other very interesting offers can be found on the great website Getyourguide.

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Our tip: Buy Bus Tickets from the Airport to Venice in advance online

The public bus is the only really cheap way in Venice to get from the two airports to the centre of Venice and to Mestre. The modern buses often run in both directions.

For airport buses, we recommend the uncomplicated purchase of tickets in advance on the Internet. This avoids long searches for the right ticket counter, queues and language problems. On the 3 links below you will find both simple tickets and cheaper return tickets.

Tickets from the big airport Marco Polo to the center of Venice: Click here

Tickets from the big airport Marco Polo to the station Mestre: Click here

Those who arrive at the smaller airport Treviso can also buy the bus tickets in advance. These buses stop both in Mestre and downtown Venice: Click here

Important: This article was translated by a non-native English speaking person. We apologize for mistakes.

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